Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / History and Philosophy / EXPLORATIONS IN PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE
Coordinators: Larry Shapiro, Steve Allen
For each session, we will read an essay, classic short story, or excerpt from a play.
Each reading is selected for the stimulating ideas that it presents and its insights into social relations and human nature, promoting lively and enlightening discussions.
B WEEK / THURSDAY / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
|EXPLORATIONS IN PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE|
|Sep 14||Larry Shapiro||A Peopled Wilderness (Martha Nussbaum and others on our obligation to wild animals)|
|Sep 28||Steve Allen||What do we do with the art of monstrous men? (Claire Dederer & others)|
|Oct 12||Larry Shapiro||The Fire of Life (Richard Rorty) and Writing and the Threshold Life (Jane Hirshfield)—instructions for old age from poets?|
|Oct 26||Steve Allen||TBD|
|Non 09||Larry Shapiro||Should we bring animals back from extinction?|
|Nov 30||Steve Allen||TBD|
|Dec 14||Larry Shapiro||Gooseberries, (Anton Chekhov)|